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Nagra (National Cooperative for the Disposal of Radioactive Waste) is the Swiss technical competence centre in the field of deep geological disposal of radioactive waste.

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Second drill site in Bözberg under construction

07.04.2020

Nagra has started constructing the second drill site in Jura Ost. Drilling is expected to begin in autumn 2020.

Videos available online: visit our drill sites from your computer

25.03.2020

Until we can invite you back to our drill sites, we have something for you here: two videos on our drill sites and an exciting journey into the underground of Northern Switzerland.

Corona virus: Out of solidarity with vulnerable members of society, Nagra cancels public events

17.03.2020

Nagra is cancelling all tours and public events with immediate effect until at least the end of April. The corona pandemic requires all of us to act with solidarity and responsibility.

Nördlich Lägern: Nagra withdraws permit applications for boreholes in Weiach and Glattfelden

19.02.2020

Investigations show that the northern part of the siting region is not suitable for hosting a deep geological repository. Nagra has now withdrawn the permit applications for boreholes.

Start of Marthalen borehole

14.02.2020

In early February, drilling began in Marthalen. This is the second deep borehole to be drilled in the Zürich Nordost siting region as part of Stage 3 of the ongoing site selection process.

Surface facilities for a deep geological repository do not endanger the groundwater

14.02.2020

In a memorandum, an environmental lawyer states that a surface facility located above groundwater is “not advisable”. Nagra does not share this assessment.

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What exactly is radioactivity and how can we protect ourselves from it? (subtitles in english)

What exactly is radioactivity? How can we protect ourselves from radioactivity? We hear these questions very often at trade fairs or school events. Answers to this can be found in our new animated explanatory film on "radioactivity". Learn more about the different types and sources of radiation in three minutes.

More information on the disposal of radioactive waste can be found on our blog: www.nagra-blog.ch

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